Rabat – Morocco signed five cooperation agreements in different fields with Kuwait following the 9th session of the Moroccan-Kuwaiti joint committee, on Tuesday.
Morocco’s foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, and Kuwait’s foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, co-chaired the session,
The agreements involve food safety, social affairs, civil service, administrative development, education, and environment protection.
The first document aims to organize cooperation in the areas of food safety; animal health; phytosanitary control; and sharing of information on the sanitary situation, veterinary, and phytosanitary services, and quality control for import and export.
The second document is a memorandum of understanding which aims to advance bilateral cooperation in the field of social affairs through an exchange of visits by the delegations of the two countries, according to an annual calendar, with a view to sharing their experiences, information, scientific publications, and computer software. The countries will also hold conferences, symposia, and joint activities in relation to social affairs.
The third agreement is a memorandum of understanding on civil service and administrative development, which seeks to develop cooperation in administrative control, monitoring of recruitment, administrative development, legal counseling training related to civil service, wage grids, administrative restructuring, jurisdictional systems, and the code of conduct within the administration.
The fourth agreement involves an executive program in education, which spans from 2019 to 2022, and which is meant to promote the sharing of experiences, particularly in pedagogical planning adapted to the needs of the labor market, to train teachers to use new technologies, and the sharing of research.
The fifth and final agreement concerns the 2019-2020 Executive Program in the field of environment protection and preservation, which provides for the sharing of expertise in the fight against sea pollution and coastal zone management, as well as the participation of experts in environmental training sessions organized by both countries.
Bourita, along with a large Moroccan delegation, are now in a tour in several Gulf countries. In addition to Kuwait, the Moroccan minister also visited Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar.